U.S. President Donald Trump is running his re-election campaign on an “America First” platform with a focus on lowering taxes, protecting borders and strengthening the military. He wants to advance the repeal and replace of the Affordable Care Act, which he began during his campaign. On other health care issues, Trump has voiced support for ending the national opioid crisis and increased transparency in drug and hospital pricing, though actions related to the latter have been limited thus far.

Out of $246,653,887 that Trump has raised so far in the 2020 elections:

  • $7,259,774 has been linked to the Health sector
  • $5,141,113 has been linked to health services/HMOs
  • $1,261,118 has been linked to health professionals
  • Adelson Clinic for Drug Abuse Treatment & Research is one of his biggest contributors, donating $5,000,000
[Source: OpenSecrets]

 

His Record

President Trump signed an Executive order to reform the United States health care system in an effort to expand choices and alternatives to Obamacare and increase competition to bring down costs for consumers. In addition, he has called for greater accountability and transparency in drug and hospital pricing earlier in his initial term in office, though he backed away from this platform as companies argued it would harm companies to reveal pricing information. 

Trump repealed Obamacare’s individual mandate which required individuals to purchase a health care plan. 

Trump declared the opioid epidemic as a Nationwide Public Health Emergency and significantly increased federal funding for treatment and enforcement. 

From His Website

  • “The Department of Agriculture provided more than $1 billion in fiscal year 2017 to be used to improve access to health care services for 2.5 million people in rural communities.
  • “President Trump mobilized his entire Administration to address drug addiction and opioid abuse by directing the declaration of a Nationwide Public Health Emergency.
  • “President Trump signed an Executive order to reform the United States healthcare system to take the first steps to expand choices and alternatives to Obamacare plans and increase competition to bring down costs for consumers.
  • “President Trump concluded there is no appropriations for cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments to insurance companies under Obamacare.
  • “President Trump repealed Obamacare’s individual mandate, which required individuals to purchase a health care plan they may not want or be able to afford.
  • “Under President Trump, The FDA has approved the most number of generic drugs in history in order to increase competition in the marketplace and lower the cost of prescription drugs for all Americans.
  • “Under President Trump, Americans have access to more affordable healthcare with the ruling from the Department of Treasury that allows for Short-Term Limited Duration plans to be extended up to 12 months”
  • “The Department of Agriculture provided more than $1 billion in fiscal year 2017 to be used to improve access to health care services for 2.5 million people in rural communities.
  • “President Trump mobilized his entire Administration to address drug addiction and opioid abuse by directing the declaration of a Nationwide Public Health Emergency.
  • “President Trump signed an Executive order to reform the United States healthcare system to take the first steps to expand choices and alternatives to Obamacare plans and increase competition to bring down costs for consumers.
  • “President Trump concluded there is no appropriations for cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments to insurance companies under Obamacare.
  • “President Trump repealed Obamacare’s individual mandate, which required individuals to purchase a health care plan they may not want or be able to afford.
  • “Under President Trump, The FDA has approved the most number of generic drugs in history in order to increase competition in the marketplace and lower the cost of prescription drugs for all Americans.
  • “Under President Trump, Americans have access to more affordable healthcare with the ruling from the Department of Treasury that allows for Short-Term Limited Duration plans to be extended up to 12 months”